Although I hadn't read any of her work, I seem to recall a fondness when others talked about James' Adam Dalgliesh in book club discussions about various book characters. Dalgliesh, identified as a police commander and poet, is a fixture with police procedural mysteries with novels published for numerous years beginning from 1962 (Cover Her Face) and television appearances.
Her writing spanned to a private investigator series with Cordelia Gray (who I did see in a TV adaptation) and most recently with a mystery set in 1803 featuring characters from Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice novel in Death Comes to Pemberley published in 2011. Examining her beloved writing genre in print, she wrote Talking About Detective Fiction (2009) about the history and appeal of mysteries and an autobiography, Time to be in Earnest (1999).
|P,.D. James (photo from Google.com)|